Single Sex School vs. Coed Schools

Length: 9 Pages 2180 Words

Introduction Are boys and girls distracted by one another in school? Are boys embarrassed to ask a question or do well in school when girls are present in their classrooms? Are girls more concerned with their looks and actions then class work, when boys are present? Are boys and girls better off in co-ed school or single sex schools? There are many arguments that support either side of this question. I have found that there are many advantages and disadvantages in both school settings. In the following I will present the problems in coeducational schools for boys, and will examine if single-sex schooling is the answer to their problems. I will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex schools, and the evidence of the benefits of single sex educations. Next, I will look at the experiences of Emil Pitkin and other first hand account of attending a single-sex school. Lastly, I will look at the advantages and benefits of attending a single-sex college. Problem with Schools for Boys It is often thought that school and learning should be synonymous. However, Sommers find that in recent years this has not been the case, for boys anyway. The gender gap used to favor boys, but now girls outperform boys in almost ever Continue...


More sample essays on Single Sex School vs. Coed Schools

    Abstinence vs Condom Distributiom
    .... two times higher than a similar school that did .... There is no single approach that can eliminate the .... sexuality, including abstinence and safe sex)- including 73 .... (1239 5 )

    Death Penalty for Juveniles
    .... keep on death row and execute a single individual .... a boy named Thomas Graunger who allegedly had sex with an .... crimes, such as the spade of school shootings, which .... (1599 6 )

    Discrmination
    .... This was because they were financing the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as a single sex school. The institute excluded women from admission. (US vs. .... (1111 4 )

    The Blue Chevrolet
    .... that they found "no evidence that single-sex education is .... Secondly, the single-gender classrooms at school may not .... students while they are in school, it"tms .... (475 2 )

    Kerry vs. Bush
    .... and graduated from Boston College Law School (1976) to .... abortion and the notion of same sex marriages, but .... President Bush has never signed a single spending bill .... (2423 10 )

"A boy at Belmont Hill is not considered any less masculine if he prefers singing in the glee club or performing in the school play over athletes," says Mr. Now that perception is changing, classrooms, curriculums, and cultures can be tailored to the need of both the girls and the boys. However, most boys interviewed from a single-sex school did not agree with this belief. While boys are declining in academics, girls are excelling. Girls are earning better grades, scoring higher on their SAT"tms, and taking home the majority of America"tms bachelor"tms degrees (Wolcott). According to research done by the Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studied, the ratio in 2000 was 128 female undergraduates for every 100 males. When girls are not present in school, it creates a culture where boys forget the pressures to be macho and allows them to realize there are other ways to be a boy. made a decision as an eighth grader to attend The Roxbury Latin School in Boston"tms West Roxbury. Along with the criticism and disbelief from his friends, he was also scrutinized but adults, because he was going to an all boy"tms school. This may be the answer to the problems that they are having in the coed schools. Emil is now a junior at the Roxbury Latin School and has no regrets. Also, 81 percent of the graduates of women"tms colleges have continued their education beyond college (The Women"tms College Advantage). According to the Women"tms College Coalition, research shows that students who attend a women"tms college enjoy five benefits. Hawley says "I have never been more certain that boys"tm schools are the way to go given what boys are dealing with now" (Wolcott).

PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS:

Personality Development and Single Parent Families
Creativity & Single Parenting Martindale (1972) related father in psychopathology and cross-sex identity. of children's social adjustment to school suggest that (2048 8 )

Gender Bias in Education
After evaluation teacher treatment of girls vs. Leo, J. "Short Shrift for Boys in School." The Washington 1999: (A17) 1-2. Shepard, S. "Single-Sex Schools not (1378 6 )

Techniques for Reducing School Violence
percent with suspensions down 90 percent, sex offenses reduced referred for services when they enter school or when with the statement that no single issue can (9742 39 )

Literature Review of Teen Pregnancy
participation, job training, and skill development so that single-parent and Journal of Sex Research, 39 (10, 51 -57 School Social Work Journal, 32 (1), 14 - 28 (4919 20 )

Places Where Sexual Harassment Occurs
They do not care if a woman is single or married, young or old, or even a Many students sexually harassed at school, study finds. Same-sex sexual harassment. (1707 7 )

Psyche Questions
shame, doubt Preschool, nursery school (Age 4-5 social babbling, and the transformation of single sounds into Love of member's of one's own sex (homosexuality) 3 (4100 16 )